Finial for a staff - 2014.59.32_1

2014.59.32_1

Finial for a staff

Maker: Osei Bonsu
Medium:Carved wood, golden foil
Geography: Kumasi, Ghana
Date: 2014
Dimensions:
35 x 7 x 22 cm
Object number: 2014.59.32
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Department of Museum Volunteers Acquisition and Research Fund
Not on view
DescriptionStaff finial carved out of one piece of wood, covered in gold-coloured leaf illustrating a lion surmounted by an eagle. This staff finial was purchased in a regalia store near the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi that caters to title holders in the broader Ashanti Region. This particular finial was made by master carver Osei Bonsu.
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